Chellie is reintroducing the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act later today in Washington. The bill makes similar reforms to legislation she introduced in the last Congress. Many of those reforms were passed in Farm Bills approved by the House Agriculture Committee and full Senate—but were never brought to a vote before the full House. (The Farm Bill has yet to be reauthorized).
The Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act makes commonsense reforms to support small-scale farms, local food systems, and consumer access to healthy, local foods. Get details, fact sheets, and other resources on the bill at pingree.house.gov/localfood.